Boutique Photography by Kate Appelman » Glamorous, Sophisticated Portraits

About Kate – Boudoir Photographer


Well Hello There!


I’m Kate, the boudoir photographer behind Boutique Photography by Kate in Naperville, Illinois.

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Once upon a time, I was a photographer shooting primarily families and kids, offering lifestyle and photojournalistic photography for folks in and around the Chicago area.

One day, someone asked if I would be a boudoir photographer for her.

After much thought and research, I agreed.

It turned out to be one of the most fun, gratifying sessions ever.  It produced beautiful portraits for a lovely woman who hadn’t felt all that saucy in a long time.

It was amazing to be a part of it, from the planning before the shoot to Reveal appointment where she got to see her portraits for the first time – and seeing the look on her face as it sunk in that this super-hotty in the pics was actually her.

Kate is a phenomenal photographer! From the first moment we met to the time my photos were delivered, she was polished, professional and friendly. She has a great eye for capturing beauty and really did everything she could to make me feel comfortable in front of the camera.

-Danielle E.

It was so awesome making her feel pretty through my photography and witnessing the increased confidence she experienced – I decided I should try it myself and set up a boudoir shoot for myself.

The experience of my own boudoir shoot was equally amazing – I felt beautiful, saucy, sassy and proud of how I looked – even after a couple of kids.  That extra boost in confidence has stuck with me long after that shoot – and now I’m hooked on making other awesome ladies get their groove back too!  I began shooting under my general photography business name – Appelman Images Photography – but as a boudoir photographer decided to open a division dedicated solely to Glamour and Boudoir – Boutique Photography by Kate!

Whether you’re single or coupled, a bride-to-be or married for 30 years – no kids or 10 kids – a custom, sassy-fying Glamour or Boudoir shoot with Boutique Photography by Kate in Naperville, IL will remind you of how beautiful you are and give your step a little extra sashay for a long time to come.


Ready for your close up?  Drop me a line – let’s chat about a session for you! (or someone special!)




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